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about the source of the smell. >>> and an investigation into death of yasser arafat. >> now traffic is looking good westbound and we will have an update on treasure island coming up. . >>> all right, steve, welcome back, good morning to you, here is a look at some of the top stories we are following, we just found out that a dangerous police standoff on treasure island just ended. for several hours drivers could not get on or off treasure island because of a alexander dove with a suspect -- because of a standoff with a suspect. christian captain is there and headed to treasure island and he will bring us all the details coming up. >>> also developing news from milpitas, jackson road is closed after an officer involved shooting. we are trying to figure out from whereas police are searching for a suspect. jeanine della vega will bring us a live report. >>> the first of several storms will hit the bay area stating tomorrow morning. crews here in san rafael are gearing up and they are preparing hundreds of sandbags and they will be available to teal with emergencies. some could bring up
to clear everything up on benghazi, but it doesn't turn out that way. >>> the mystery. was yasser arafat poisoned? tonight his grave has been dug up and tests are being conducted
is still a long way from full member at the u.n. but scenes from ramaula's yasser arafat square, it's a huge step porward. according to longtime peace negotiator hannan ashrawi, today was all about recognition. >> getting state status is what empowers the palestinians, what defines our territory as occupied, what defines our relationship regionally and with the rest of the world, and what gives us access to international organizations and agencies. >> reporter: the israelis fear that the palestinians will use their new status to take israel to the international criminal court on charges of war crimes in gaza and elsewhere, which is why they and the u.s. fought against it. the reality is that little will change in the short term. the palestinian territory is still a patchwork, defined and controlled by israel. there is no seaport or oternational airport. israel restricts where palestinians may work and travel lnd controls the economy here by controlling access to markets. are you more hopeful now than you have ever been in the past or would that be asking too much? >> that would be a
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. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> the latest on what really killed yasser arafat. what is the latest, lisa? >> wolf, the fompler leader's body was exhumed and reburied a short time later. international investigators took examples to test for poison. they're looking for a toxic radioactive element called polonium. they believe israel is behind any poisoning of arafat. the spokesman for benjamin netanyahu tells our own wolf blitzer that they had nothing to do with arafat's death. he died in 2004 after having a brain hemorrge and slip sboog a coma. and the justice department started talks on the fast and furious lawsuit. republicans want to force attorney general eric holder to turn over certain documents tied to the gun trafficking operation. the obama administration has withheld these documents under executive privilege. holder tells cnn "i think there's a deal that can be struck." and we will bring you more on this very important story in the next hour of "the situation room." and the u.s. navy wants to replace the aging fleet of marine one helicopters. reuter rep
interview. >>> exhumed. the body of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat taken out of his grave this morning, eight years after his death. now, authorities are trying to determine if he was poisoned. >>> and don't watch. the teenage star of "two and a half men" calls his own show filth and urges viewers to change the channel. >> please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. >>> and who knows. his bosses may just grant that wish today, tuesday, november 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. a few years ago buying online was something of a novelty and made a lot of people nervous, including myself. now it's a way of life and huge business. >> that's right. new numbers released overnight show just that. sales up significantly over last year, and that is thanks in large part to consumers using mobile devices. shoppers spent more
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...try kids boxes! megyn: well, former palestinian leader yasser arafat died back in 2004, but now there are new questions about what killed him. his body is being exhumed today so investigators can determine if he was killed using a rare, hard-to-trace radioactive poison. david lee miller live in jerusalem with more. >> reporter: megyn, loan yum. chances are you've never heard of it, but some investors believe it may have been used to poison yasser arafat. a quantity as small as a grain of salt can be deadly. workers at the tomb to block prying eyes and cameras put up a large blue tarp today. privacy was so great that the cell phones were taken away from workers in order to prevent any unauthorized pictures. arafat's wife called for this exhughes after the documentary. arafat became seriously ill back in november of 2004. she was flown to france for treatment, and he died two weeks later. the cause of death was officially listed as a stroke. now scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try to determine if loan yum poisoning was the cause. to loan yum emits deadly radiat
, thanks so much. >> meanwhile, the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned. the detection of a radioactive substance found on his clothes is reopening the investigation, arafat died in 2004 after falling suddenly ill. a palestinian officials believe that israel was behind his death. allegations that israel denies. arafat will be reburied on the same day that he's exhumed. and the former leader was considered the face of the palestinian struggle more than 40 years, there's no guarantee his remains will help solve the mystery. >> back home now, and the fast approaching so-called fiscal cliff, which the thanksgiving holiday over, the president and top lawmakers are focusing this coming week on negotiating a deal on those expiring tax cuts and spending reductions that will automatically kick in december 31st, at midnight. so will we see more face-to-face meetings and what do both sides need to do? let's talk with angela mcglowan, and mark hammond a former aid to john kerry and nice to see you both. i predict more face-to-face
into the death of former palestinian leader yasser arafat. a palestinian official saying his remains will be exhumed on tuesday. swiss, french and russian experts will take samples from his remains as part of the probe into exactly what killed him. arafat died in 2004, a month after he had become ill. palestinian officials have insisted he was poisoned, they say by israel and israel denies the allegation. >>> one u.s. senator calls it political correctness run amock, and we are talking about the result of a government report which show the obama administration's refusal to identify enemies of state as terrorists. the bulk of the problem, accord to the record stems from the justice department, peter doocy with the report from washington. >> reporter: the department of justice has not even identified what topics should be covered in their cowering violent extremism or cve training, despite the fact the report from the government accountability office 210 violent ex islamic extremists are known to have radicalized in north america and 80% began it after 9/11, the face of terror is chang
. >> arthel: the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned when he died in 2004. the detection of radioactive substance on his clothes is reopening the investigation. >> rick: and former boxing champ hector matcho commacho was unconscious and after being shot, his mother decide today take him off live support. >> arthel: people in the badly battered city of gaza trying to get back to normal even as many in israel say their government gave in too soon. connor powell has more from our jerusalem bureau. >> three days into the cease-fire, arthel, and it continues to hold is extremely fragile, but encouraging indications that life are returning to normal. israeli children returned to school yesterday and markets are reopening now that the threat of rockets have ended and today, palestinian in gaza have also returned to school as the cleanup begins. no doubt there are still challenges, but so far, both sides seem willing to continue the cease-fire and part of the agreement calls for an easing of the blockade around gaza. it's not exact
time palestinian leader yasser arafat. a team of forensic experts arrived in tel aviv to find out what killed him. he died after a supposed sudden illness in 2004. doctors could not determine the cause of death at the time. many palestinians still believe he was poisoned and they blame israel. israel denies any involvement. >>> a vallejo father is arrested after police say he gunned down a teen for fighting with the man's son. 44-year-old randy demar williams killed 17-year-old gary white sunday morning in the glenn cove neighborhood. police say white got into a fight with williams' 19-year- old son on a party earlier. witnesses say they heard six gunshots and then screams. the suspect's neighbor say they are having a hard time understanding how this happened. >> i don't believe that he went there to do anything other than pick up his son and maybe make sure -- figure out what was going on. i mean he's a guy that sticks up for his family. >> williams was arrested on sunday at his home in vallejo. he has been booked into the solano county jail on a murder charge. >>> this probably sound
because tomorrow, they are digging up yasser arafat. within a couple of weeks, he was dead. doctors said the official cause of death was some sort of inexplicable blood condition and a stroke, but most palestinians did not believe that. the sudden illness, that nondiagnosis, a lot of people, arafat's family in particular, thought maybe he had been murdered. that was eight years ago when he died. then this summer, news channel al jazeer, the belongings she handed over included some of the clothes he was wearing at the end of his life. one of those gauzey hospital hats and a toothbrush. they sent them to a lab in switzerland. the scientists conducted specific tests for signs of poisons and eventually, they landed on plutonium. that does not mean he was murdered. it exists in a natural form. it's also possible his clothes were exposed to it after he died, but all this means really is the only way to know for sure that's what killed him is to test his body itself and so, the palestinians are digging him up. they are exhuming his body tomorrow. they've removed the stones from his tomb and con
of yasser arafat are being reburied after his body was exhumed to determine if he was poisoned. he died in 2004 after suddenly becoming ill. reports said he died from a brain hemorrhage. today forensic experts took tampls from his remains. >>> still ahead at 6:00, the study linking women's breast cancer risk to where they live in the bay area. >>> the active way to tell time. >> and good evening. we're in the weather center tracking the storm. that's right. plural here throughout the next couple of days. four of them off shore. here are a few highlights throughout the next four to five day period. winds over 50 miles per hour. i'll break it down for you coming up. >>> historically breast cancer rates in marin county have been reported higher than the rest of the state. now new research shows cancer rates are on the rise across the sbi bay area. they found birth cancer rates were 10% to 20% higher than the state average. those numbers from 2000 to 2008. it's long been known that breast cancer risk factors include behaviors that tend to be among higher income women. taking certain replace
in cairo. thank you. palestinian authorities today opened the grave of former leader yasser arafat to take samples from his remains. arafat died in 2004. ostensibly from a stroke. but speculation he was poise -- speculation he was poisoned resurfaced this summer after elevated surface of radioactive substance were detected on his clothing. >>> activists in syria say dozen of people were wounded when they bombed an to live press factory. rebel controlled town near the turkish border was also attacked from the air. the facility included refugee camp there. syrian rebels meantime reportedly shot down a government helicopter today. >> bret: north carolina doesn't get the joke. if you did not shop on black friday, alert the media. we'll explain in the grapevin grapevine. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. cnn reports every american went shopping over black friday weekend. really. almost every one of you. the headline on the website reads 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites black friday weekend. "weekly standard" notes the numbers are suspicious taking away th
. >>> today palestinians begin the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. workers have sealed off his tomb to start removing stones, a process that will likely take two weeks. this is part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned, and the swiss institute says they found high levels of radioactive elements on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill, but his exact cause of death was never determined. >>> right now rescue crews are gearing up to try again to rescue two snowboarders strappedstrapped stranded on mt. rainier. the two called for help when they got lost in the storm. the two appear to be okay. they have winter gears, smart phones, and have built a snow cave. >>> more problems in italy as heavy rain that plagued venice has now moved west. hundreds were forced to evacuate because of this kind of flooding in tuscany. roads became nearly impassable, and rescue crews had to save at least one person who was stranded. 70% of venice was under water on sunday because of heavy rain. >>> workers in new york city
. >>> today palestinians began the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. they started removing stones from the tomb, a process that will take two weeks. it's part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned. a swiss institute said they found high levels of a radioactive element on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill. >>> police in ohio believe a custody dispute led to a murder/suicide involving five people. investigators found a man, his mother, and his three children dead inside a garage yesterday. all five died from carbon monoxide poisoning. police say the three children were living with their grandparents for a while, but their parents were trying to regain custody. >>> the founder of the popular anti-virus software mcafee is the prime suspect of the murder of his neighbor in belize. john mcafee says he's innocent after his neighbor was shot this weekend. a report says mcafee is worried for his safety and fears he will be murdered if he turns himself in. mcafee founded mcafee anti-virus in 1987. >>> the
: in the meantime yasser arafat poisoned. palestinian authorities think so . so why you were sleepping they open up the grave and took samples of his remain under the cover of few sheets. there is persistant speculation in the last eight years that israel poisoned the 75 year old leadership . israel denies the claim. spoonful of medicine washed down by grapefruit juice could kill you . the list is growing from 17 to 43. on it lipitor. the problem chemical in grapefruit that messes up how your body breaks down drugs. it could basically cause a drug overdose. >> record powerball jackpot could get bigger. there is a frenzy of ticket sales since sunday and lottery officials are boosting the jackpot to make the decision today. the drawing, whew. i have time to buy a ticket is ternal night. >> astronaut mark kelley's twin brother will attempt the longest space flight. kelley is set to spend a year on the international space station. the mission to look at how long periods of time in space affect the body. i guess a year will do that. both men spent six monthses in the space station. >> brian: i hope it i
there in 2008 to retire. >>> in the middle east workers began to exum the body of yasser arafat. they set up a huge tarp as they remove the too many. the 75-year-old died at a paris hospital in 2004 from what was believed to be a blood disorder and brain hemorrhage, but this past summer a documentary suggested he was murdered. scientists confirm they found a rare radioactive substance on arafat's personal belongings, including his toothbrush and his head scarf. french authorities then opened a murder inquiry and will be sending forensic experts to the tomb this month. >>> more fighting today along the syria border with turkey. the two countries share a border over 500 miles long and much of the recent fighting has taken place right there. activists say the death toll is now 38,000 since the uprising began 19 months ago. and today france became the first european power to officially recognize syria's opposition coalition and said it will consider arming the rebels. raj. >> thank you, janelle. >>> exoneration for the sesame street puppeteer accused of having inappropriate relations with a teen
spending his final month with yasser arafat -- >> and how did that turn out? >> which is probably the lesson for president obama and hillary clinton. did they come too late or are they now stuck in it? >> i think they've tried to stay clear of it. i'm sure hillary clinton thought i'm almost out the door and events forced her to get involved and the president more involved. how many times have you been at a news conference when someone says last question and the last question is the one they did not want to get. i feel likes the administration is in that fix right now. >> mark halperin you've been watching this as well for years, there's a rhythm to these things but the middle east has really exploded literally and it's front and center? >> well, look, you can't say that administration has put a high priority on the kind of full-time engagement that secretary clinton's husband engaged in and we've seen during some previous administrations. sometimes in the past we've seen in these crises and administrations have said this is an opportunity. i don't think anybody thinks we're going
. also monday, the body of late palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed eight years after his death. no questions now about how he may have died. >>> and thursday the gross
they are finding when logging on. palestinian officials report the remains of yasser arafat have been exhumed. earlier this year, a lethal radioactive substance was found on clothing said to be his. palestinian officials have claimed that he was poisoned by israel. a charge the israeli government denies. i'm apse, now back to "on the record" with greta. thanks for watching. agreeing the election may be over, but the fight against obamacare is not. teed the supreme court orderingly an appeals court to consider liberty universities' objection to the healthcare law, arguing it violates their religious freedom. does the supreme court decision breathe new life into the healthcare battle? joining us rick klein, a.b. sad studdard, and john mccormick. rick, they're chipping away at this. >> keeps coming back. this is largely settled in the courts. pieces of obamacare are very challengeable. the big challenge is i think the supreme court took care of the most significant of them. i don't expect this to go very far. political energy-wise i don't think it serves the critics of the obamacare law to fight
. >>> elsewhere in the middle east, yasser arafat's remains have been exhumed today. palestinian officials believe he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet m
. andrea? >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo. e eight years after yasser arafat's death in a hospital, lingering questions about whether he was poisoned was put to the tett. had his body was exhumed from his mausoleum, tissue samples were taken. martin fletcher is back from ramallah and joins me from tel av aviv. what is the continuing concern here? is this rooted in real suspicion and do the french agree with this now as well? >> well, andrea, certainly rooted in real suspicion but that has been rife among palestinians since arafat died eight years ago. they're convinced he was murdered, not a natural death and where would the finger point but at israel. so israel by the way denies it. why would we kill arafat. we didn't kim him when we were at war with him when we had chances to. why would we when not fighting. the question of the polonium poisoning came from an al jazeera report this year which they did an investigation with technicians in switzerland and found high traces what they called high traces of radioactive polonium-210 on arafat's belongings on hats and a toothbrush his wife suha ke
yasser arafat. no autopsy was down in 2004. earlier this year an investigation by the al jazeera yet work found traces of poison on his clothing feeding speculation was assassinated. martin, is this report the reason we're seeing this process take place now? >> reporter: no t, tamron. his wife was given a medical report, which was never made public, and so there was speculation among palestinians in the west bank ever sign arafat died eight years ago, how did he die? the question became was he poivened? there was a report on al jazeera tv earlier this year that they did with twist technicians. they found traces of radioactive material on arafat's clothes, his hat and toothbrush his wife made available to al jazz ra. the palestinians were prompted by the tv report to really call for an investigation to invite spertss and they sampled his bones from his grave sent to those countries where the technicians there work on finding out how, in fact, he died and solve this mystery which is absorbing palestinians for the last eight years. >> martin, it is interesting the measures that were taken in
to the west bank where the body of yasser arafat was exhumed for a brief time today. forensic investigators took samples from his body to discover if he died of natural causes or as his widow believes, he was poisoned. >> reporter: yeah, erin, the >> reporter: the whole process of course was very emotional for many palestinians. there was a flower laying ceremony after everything was finished. the whole process only took a couple of hours. what the scientists from russia, france and switzerland and also palestinian doctors did was they opened the grave, they took samples. they didn't even have to extract the body to do that. then they resealed it again. those samples are now going to be independently verified and analyzed in labs in russia, switzerland as well as france. what the palsiestinians tell uss results will be available in three months' time. if poison is found in arafat's remains it would probably cause an uproar in the palestinian territory. for a long time they have been saying israel poisoned the palestinian leader. israel is not even willing to comment on that. even if no pois
husband. erin? >> an awful story. thanks to rafael. >>> and now to the west bank where the body of yasser arafat was exhumed for a brief time today. forensic investigators took samples from his body to discover if he died of natural causes or as his widow believes, he was poisoned. >> reporter: yeah, erin, the whole process of the exhumation was very emotional for many palestinians. there was a flower laying ceremony after everything was finished. the whole process only took a couple of hours. the scientists from russia, france, switzerland opened the grave, took samples, didn't have to extract the body to do that, and then they resealed it again. the samples will be independently verified and analyzed in labs, russia, switzerland, and france and palestinians are believing they will get results in three months' time, of course, if p l pulonium is found, it will caused an uproar. they have been saying israel poisoned the palestinian leader. even if no poison is found, it will hardly lay to rest the rumors. >>> our fifth story "outfront," paula broadwell's next chapter. she ended david pet
leader yasser arafat murder? was he poisoned? he died suddenly of a stroke, supposedly, in 2004, but a swiss lab said this summer that it found traces of a radioactive substance on his clothing. >>> the u.s. soldier accused of giving state secrets to wikileaks will speak for the first time since his arrest in 2010. bradley manning will testify today at a pre-trial hearing. he is expected to talk about his treatment, saying he's already been punished by being in solitary confinement. >>> you're not going to believe this. the pope mobile used by pope john paul ii on his visit to ireland in 1979 is now going to be used as a party rental. the "irish times" reports the newly refurbished vehicle will be used for bachelor parties and corporate gigs. seats 14 people including one person who can sit in the pope's chair. it costs $325 an hour to rent. >>> and call it a big oops for china's communist party newspaper, "the people's daily" ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in tribute to kim jong-un citing a report by the onion. apparently it was lost on them that the onion is satire.
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that can only lead to dictatorship. >>> the remains of former palestinian leader yasser arafat were exhumed this morning. many believe he was poisoned by israel when he died in 2004. now an international team of scientists will analyze tissue samples to see if they contain any traces of radioactive substance of plutonium. in fact, his cause of death was never determined. >>> many were without power, some for weeks, long island power authority says those figures were only estimates b e based on last year's usage and totals will eventually be adjusted. this as two more lippa leaders are on the way out, vice president of customer service is leaving at the end of the year and a member of the board of trustees has resigned weeks after the ceoo has stepped down. >>> inflight instructions by flight attendants, middle earth may be able to help. >> welcome aboard middle earth flight. before we set out on our journey, i would like to impart the joy of safety. even if you fly with us often. >> felt more like an elf to me, frankly. it's a play on "the hobbitt," 10 million hits on youtube and awesome.
: i don't want to let you go without asking you i was struck by pictures exhuming yasser arafat questioning what he did of. what do you think of that? >> i don't think he died of polonium poisoning. only people that used that is soviets. i don't think they killed arafat. i think this is way pinning his death on somebody else. as happens in that part of the world it is not their responsibility but somebody else's. melissa: why now? >> an issue kicking around for quite some time i think circumstances led to it being this time. i don't attribute to any grander plan. i don't think it will fundamentally change the circumstance there is. melissa: ambassador, thanks for coming on. we appreciate it. lori: drop in the buckket. we know people with families more than $250,000 even make a debt in america's debt problem? we wonder what lou dobbs has to say about that? melissa: i wonder. look at the 10-year and 30-year treasury as we head out to break here. the 10-year yield is falling two basis points. we'll show you the 30-year. we'll be right back. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the
not be better. and i said, well, who else would you do this for? and he said, sir, it's what we do for yasser arafat. [laughter] so suddenly i was the head of the plo, you know? >> like a level of treatment. >> yeah. so i said just because of trees, i said well, if you are protecting the president, what more would you do? it already looks like a colossal event. and he said well, sir, if you were the president, these united states, sir, we would close down beside was and what it meant up on the building and brewpub have helicopters of the in your case will didn't do that because it would look too conspicuous. [laughter] spent a very good by the way. good americans. one of our guests, one of our guests in the audience ask, did you believe at some point, i guess from your story that point would have been in the armored car heading to the police station did you ever believe at some point it was not worth writing "the satanic verses"? >> no. i thought it was more a less not worth living. i mean, look, the thing about, i'm very proud of the acting is one of the better books i've written. [applause]
in cairo. >>> the body of yasser arafat will be exhumed on tuesday. forensic experts from france, switzerland and russia will take samples to test for possible poisoning. mr. arafat's body will then be reburied in the west bank. palestinian officials hope the test will clear up questions over whether arafat's death in 2004 was the result of poi zonk by a radioactive substance. >>> let's get back to the middle east now. there is a cease-fire in place. that is good for now. but the violence could easily spark up again without a long-term solution. joining me now, a former palestinian negotiator and adviser for palestinian president mahmoud abbas. now she is at the institute for middle east understanding. good morning to you what. do you see is the most important issue for palestinians? >> good morning. well, i think if we're going to be honest and move forward, then we're going to have to begin to address israel's 45-year military occupation, and in particular, it's ongoing siege and blockade of the gaza strip. that's with respect to gaza. but in terms of the bigger picture, it's n
jarvis thank you. >>> experts from switzerland, france and russia all took samples from yasser arafat's remains when his grave was opened this morning. they are trying to determine if he was poisoned eight years ago, possibly with a radioactive element detected on his clothing. arafat was then reburied with military honors in a private ceremony. israel denies long-standing charges of poisoning arafat, who died in 1994. results are not expected for months. >>> washington post says the government will not let a new mexico peanut butter plant reopen. salmonella was found in several parts of that plant earlier this year, blamed for making 41 people sick around the country. the plant was going to reopen today before the fda announcement. >>> britain's "telegraph" reports on newly released video in norway. setting off a bomb at a government building in oslo then went to a youth camp and gunned down dozens of young people. in all 77 people were killed. he is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence. >>> "l.a. times" says two men have been chosen to spend four ye
in that it is made up entirely of noneuropeans including one american. the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat will be exhumed to determine if he was poisoned when he died back in 2004. the detection of radioactive substances found on his clothes is reopening the investigation. and former championship boxer hector matcho commachoo died this morning at a hospital in puerto rico, unconscious since being shot in the face on thursday and the boxer's mother making the decision to take him off life support. >> the time is running out for the president and congress to avoid falling off that so-called fiscal cliff which would mean mandatory spending cuts, tax hikes for nearly all americans come january 1. president obama wants to raise tax rates on the top 2 or 3% income earners by letting the bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 a year, and take a look at this. the post election rasmussen poll find that americans are roughly split on that idea. 43% favor. 41 oppose it, 15 not sure. joining us now christine with the spokesperson for former vermont governor howard dean and al
crisis since his election in june >> yasser arafat's body has been exhumed to find out whether and not he it was poisoned. he died nearly a decade ago due to a sudden illness. the new investigation started earlier this year after authorities say high levels of a radioactive substance were found on arafat's personal belongings. >> susan rice has been under fire for how she handled the initial release of information about the deadly attack against america's and benghazi. today she'll be sitting with lawmakers to talk about what she knew about that september attack. prices initially said it stemmed from protests from and the islamic video and and changed it. she said she made clear at the time the affirmation that she thursday was preliminary. rice is a possibility to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. americans are giving the white house low marks for how it handled that attack on the benghazi conflict. 54 percent of people surveyed are dissatisfied with the administration's response to the big as the attack 40 percent say they're satisfied with the way that white house panel that.
. >>> work has started to exhume the body of yasser arafat. circumstances surrounding his 2004 death after radioactive levels were found on some of his belongings. rumors of poisoning have long circulated around the former plo leader's death. >>> back at home new york's governor estimates sandy's loss to the state to be around $30 billion. a $500 million emergency spending plan was announced for schools and hospitals while thousands still struggle without power. >>> now to that shocking new development in the sex scandal that toppled one of the most respected men in washington. the david petraeus affair has now ensnared another top general, john allen. he is the commander of all international troops in afghanistan. today, the fbi is sifting through a mountain of e-mails and messages he traded with a woman named jill kelley, a mind boggling 20,000 to 30,000 pages and agents are searching for anything inappropriate. here is the common link. kelley is the woman who received harassing e-mails supposedly from petraeus' jealous mistress, paula broadwell. petraeus admits to the affair with broadw
to this time, we had, in the palestinian authority formally you were referring to yasser arafat. he had control over the palestinian. hamas is a new player. we don't have control not only over hamas but we don't have the relationship with egypt we used to have, when we had a single individu individual, so-called dictator, mubarak, who was very prowestern pro american. we could have a conversation like this with him. now you have along ideological group, hamas, in charge of gaza and an ideaologyical president, morsi, in charge of will egypt. >> ironically, both democratically elected. >> that's true. downside of the arab spring is that in the near term the views of the people are if you take them into account are very, very difficult to deal with. >> dictators sometimes can manage their people in terrible ways, but also just can handle it. and that is both the upside and downside of the uprising, right? >> absolutely. mubarak did have control over his population, he d he he had a pro western view. we had an egyptian leader of the most populous country in the region against iran, against terrori
palestinian leader yasser arafat exhumed today. and reburied quickly after that. forensic scientists getting evidence to see exactly how he died. david lee miller in jerusalem. why is this happening anyway? >> reporter: the remains were disinterred to find out whether or not he was poisoned. in his tomb in the presidential compound they removed his body this morning briefly to remove portions of his body that can be examined. a blue tarp was erected for the purposes of privacy. arafat's wife, suha, requested the exhumation and the investigation after a tv documentary found evidence that he might, that he might i emphasize, have been poisoned. experts on the tv show say they found trace elements of a chemical element on his clothing. you might recall arafat died in 2004. he was last seen live in ramallah boarding a helicopter to begin a journey to military hospital in france where he died two weeks later. the official cause of death is listed as a stroke. many palestinians believe he was poisoned by israel. that something israel denies. the bottom line here in life he was controversial and in
. >>> tissue samples from yasser arafat's body are in the hands of forensic experts. his grave was opened today in ramallah. samples were taken from his remains. the exact cause of the former palestinian leader's death has long been a mystery. now testing will be done to find out if arafat was in fact poisons. >> the indications we have or the convictions we have that israel have done this assassination but yet we still need evidence. >> israel meantime denied those allegations. >>> a fiery scene in downtown sydney, australia, today. look at this with me and you'll see a cab, look at this, of a construction crane engulfed in flames, black smoke. it gets worse. because this is the moment when the crane, this arm here collapses, falls into a building, barely misses the busy street below. here's where the story gets a little bit more intriguing. the operator of the crane was also the manager of the crane that collapsed in new york during superstorm sandy. >>> drugs, gangs, murder. one expert says that is exactly what many americans think of mexico and the country's newest leader here, the presiden
. take a look at the crowd that's gathered there. this is yasser arafat square in ramallah. ♪ their president mahmoud abbas live. the vote is scheduled to be happening two and a half hours from now. this is something that israel and the u.s. have spent months lobbying against. i want to bring in jim clancy to put this in perspective here from cnn international. jim, first of all, what does this mean in very plain terms, for the palestinians if they get this upgraded status at the u.n., the significance? >> somebody calls them a state. they are allowed to join international organizations. they're even allowed to join the international criminal court. now, this is what worries israel and the united states because in doing so, they could file complaints with the court about the occupation, how palestinians are being treated. right now they have no such recourse. this is what could trigger a backlash by the u.s. and israel, who are downplaying it now saying that it's really meaningless, it doesn't have much meaning, and in a sense they're right, but for the palestinians, as c
by your oldest buddy. it was, in fact, undertaking under the leadership of the late president yasser arafat, an historic, difficult and courageous decision that defines the requirements that turned the page on more aggression and occupation. yes, we have the courage an responsibility to make a right decision, to protect the interests of our people and to serve our -- to international -- and a decision which in the same year was supported and -- by this high body that is meeting today. ladies and gentlemen, we have heard and you too have heard specifically over the past month, the insessent flood of israeli threats in response to peaceful, diplomatic -- for palestine -- non-member observers to the united nations and you have surely witnessed some of these threats have been carried out in a bar rafaeliic and horrific -- barbaric and horrific manner. we have not heard one word from any israeli official expressing any sincere concern to save the peace process. on the contrary, people have witnessed and continue to witness an unprecedented -- of military assault, the block aid, activities
of -- the leadership of the late president yasser arafat at this courageous decision define the requirements for historic reconciliation that turned the page on war and occupation. this was not an easy method. yes, we had the courage and responsibility to make the right decisions, to protect the higher interests of our people. it was the decision which, in the same year, awas welcomed and supported by this high body that is meeting today. ladies and gentlemen, we have heard and you, too, have heard specifically over the past month the incessant flood of israeli threats in response to a peaceful, political and diplomatic endeavor for palestine to acquire non-member observer state in the united nations? you have surely witnessed some of these threats have been carried out in a barbaric and her thick manner just days ago in the gaza strip. showe have not heard one word fm one israeli official expressing concern. our people continue to witness an unprecedented military response, the blockade, and ethnic cleansing, particularly in occupied east jerusalem. attacks by settlers, by which this israel
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and rights. fourth, condition your people for peace. and here i'm going to quote yasser arafat. he used to say to me all the time i'm not asking for the moon, not asking for the moon here. i'm not asking for the palestinians to spell out. i'm asking them to take what was the arafat template which was a piece for the brief. he used to always talk about peace for the braves. this means we have both hard decisions to make. not only on one side, we both have hard decisions to make. five or six years ago, he said that a asked the question where should the palestinians live in these conditions? what he was getting at is in the refugee camps. you know, why shouldn't we rebuild the refuge camps? it didn't actually happened. i'm saying now we don't have to say anything, just do it. start rebuilding the camps. they represent 8% of the population of west bank. start rebuilding the with permanent housing and allow those them live in the camps to move out if they want to move out. sixth step, something actually palestinians do for themselves but it sends a message to the israelis, and that is contin
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